A. EVENTS (click to see details below)

1. Thur. Mar 5: Women’s History Month Kickoff: “Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives”

2. Thur. Mar 5: "Engaging Ableism with an Open Heart," Lezlie Frye

3. Thur. Mar 5: Research Roundtable: "Assessment, Intervention, and Evaluation for the Age-Friendly Erie County Initiative"

4. Fri. Mar 6: Memorial Service for Greg Dimitriadis

5. Sat. Mar 7: “Culture and Control of Women: Remedies and Resources”

6. Sat. Mar 7: We Lead (Women Empowered to Lead) Conference: Advocacy, Leadership and Gender

7. Sun. Mar 8: International Women’s Day: “Declaring Equality: Renewing a Legacy”

8. Tue. Mar 10: "Inclusion of Pakistani Women in STEM: Enablers and Barriers," Ramla Karim Qureshi, MSc Civil Engineering, UB & Founder, Women Engineers Pakistan

9. Tue. Apr 14: "Health Activism in the African American Community in the Late 20th Century: The Experience of the Black Panther Party," Dr. Alondra Nelson, Columbia University


B. FILM SERIES (click to see details below)

1. Feb 10: Office of Global Health Initiatives Film Series Begins [POSTPONED]

2. Feb 12: Beyond Boundaries: Dare to Be Diverse Film Screenings Begins

3. Feb 12: Reel-Queer Film Series Begins

4. Feb 16: Performances, Lectures, and Screenings in Media Art (PLASMA) Series


C. CALL FOR PAPERS (click to see details below)

1. Fri. Mar 6: "Politics of Gender & Justice: The Intersection of Identity & Disciplines"

2. Fri. Mar 13: “Living in Community: Changes and Continuing Challenges”

3. Fri. Mar 13: "Slavery Past, Present and Future"

3. Rolling Deadline: Journal of Research on Women and Gender

D. RESEARCH (click to see details below)

1. Call for Participants in Research Study


E. FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS (click to see details below)

1. Gender Institute grants & fellowships

2. Mon. Mar 16, 2015: Research Grants for Preventing Violence and Violence Related Injury

3. Mon. Mar 23, 2015: Gender Institute Faculty Research and Curriculum Development Awards

4. Mon. Mar 30, 2015: Fisher Center Pre-Doctoral Fellowship: Gender, Climate, and the Anthropocene

5. Various Deadlines: Funders for LGBTQ Issues

6. Rolling Deadline: Global Health Field Work Awards








1. Thur. Mar 5: Women’s History Month Kickoff: Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Buffalo and Erie County Downtown Library, 1 Lafayette Square Free

Showcase of non-profits and their services supporting women in our community (table reservations information attached). Public Ceremony at noon.


2. Thur. Mar 5: Engaging Ableism with an Open Heart, Lezlie Frye
1:00 – 3:00 p.m., 145 Student Union, UB North Campus Free

As part of part of the celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the American Disability Act, please join Lezlie Frye to explore the effects of "everyday ableism" on all our communities: how does ableism shape our institutions for learning? What does internalized ableism look and feel like? Drawing on the creative power, anti-assimilation politic, and queer resilience of disabled communities, Frye will lead us in mindful self-reflection and group process. What does alliance look and feel like? How can we practice alliance in action and in stillness? How might we grow our capacity to honor every member of our communities and each part of ourselves?

This workshop is open to students, faculty and staff.

Cosponsored by Accessibility Resources, Center for Disability Studies and Wellness Education Services.


3. Thur. Mar 5: The Research on Aging Series: Research Roundtable: "Assessment, Intervention, and Evaluation for the Age-Friendly Erie County Initiative"
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.: 214 Parker Hall, UB South Campus
(Free parking in Parker Lot, access from Winspear Ave)

Join this Research Roundtable to discuss and formulate a theoretical framework to guide research on aging-related issues including assessments, interventions, and evaluations of this community engaged work.

The Research on Aging Series/CEPP is delighted to be collaborating with UB’s IDeA Center as partners with the Age-Friendly Erie County Initiative. Potential funding opportunities from UB and externally will be identified for faculty and student projects that fit with this initiative. Researchers, service providers, and community advocates welcome.

Organized by UB CEPP, UB Institute for Person-Centered Care, and UB School of Social Work’s Institute on Innovative Aging Policy and Practice, cosponsored by the UB Gender Institute and the Age-Friendly Erie County Initiative.

RSVP to Laura Mangan at CEPPrsvp@buffalo.edu or call 645-5376.


4. Fri. Mar 6: Memorial Service for Greg Dimitriadis
3:00 p.m., 250 Baird Hall, UB North Campus

Please join us for a memorial service for our beloved colleague, Greg Dimitriadis, professor and associate dean for academic affairs in the Graduate School of Education, who died unexpectedly on December 29, 2014.

Greg was an inspiration to his students, his colleagues, and the communities he served, and he will truly be missed.

The memorial service will be held on Friday, March 6, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. in 250 Baird Hall on the UB North Campus, with a reception to follow.

A remembrance journal is currently available in 367 Baldy Hall for individuals interested in sharing memories of Greg, as well as their condolences, with his family. The journal will also be available at the memorial service, and it will be presented to Greg’s wife, Michelle, following the reception.


4. Sat. Mar 7: “Culture and Control of Women: Remedies and Resources"
8:30 am - 5:00 p.m., 106 O’Brian Hall, UB North Campus

This conference is designed to examine some of the injustices and violence perpetrated on women globally and to also explore resources and remedies in answering the imperative question: "What is to be done?" These illegal human rights violations include honor killings, sex trafficking, child and slave brides, female genital mutilation, stoning of women, domestic violence, acid pouring, forced suicide, discrimination, lack of access to education and employment opportunities, lack of autonomy, unjust social and cultural restraints, unjust family laws and child custody, and many other atrocities.

The conference is presented by the Coalition for the Advancement of Moslem Women in conjunction with the University at Buffalo School of Law, the Institute for Research & Education on Women and Gender, The International Institute, The Family Justice Center, Buffalo Public Schools, and others. The program will include the screening of the documentary film Honor Diaries that will be led by two of its producers, a Declaration of Equalities by Nadia Shahram, a panel discussion, art exhibit, and more. The full agenda for the event is still pending, and we will post it ASAP.

For more information contact Nadia Shahram, Esq. at attorneynadia@gmail.com. Register at coalitionformoslemwomen@gmail.com, or respond on this Facebook page: http://tinyurl.com/o9b5ttr

This is a free event with lunch and refreshments provided.

Sponsored by The Coalition for the Advancement of Moslem Women, UB School of Law, and The Gender Institute.


5. Sat. Mar 7: We Lead (Women Empowered to Lead) Conference: Advocacy, Leadership and Gender
8:30 am - 3:00 p.m., 145 Student Union, UB North Campus

This annual conference is an opportunity for women and men to learn about gender roles and leadership. We will explore the skills necessary to be a successful leader and this year will specifically focus on our role as advocates!

Session topics include: Gender and Leadership as Related to Advocacy, Defining Advocacy, Tips for Successful Networking with Those In and Outside of Your Field and How to Take an Interest and Map Out Your Involvement.

This FREE conference includes a light breakfast, a networking lunch and a professionally taken LinkedIn profile picture. To register, please login to UBLinked and click on the event or here https://buffalo.collegiatelink.net/form/start/59218.

This conference is a collaboration between the Intercultural & Diversity Center and the Undergraduate Academies with support from UB Career Services, UB Alumni Association and AAUW Buffalo Branch.


6. Sun. Mar 8: International Women’s Day: “Declaring Equality: Renewing a Legacy”
12:00 - 2:30 p.m., Adam’s Mark Buffalo Hotel & Event Center, 120 Church Street, Buffalo, NY

Luncheon and enactment of Buffalo attorney Nadia Shahram, Muslim women’s rights advocate, of dialogue with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, convener of the first women’s rights movements, portrayed by Dr. Melina Grube, historian and adjunct professor.

Sponsored by: AAUW Buffalo Branch

Link to more information: http://bit.ly/1xiXhOU, Cost: $26, Public Welcome.

Contact information: Dr. Betty Krist, kristbj@verizon.net


7. Tue. Mar 10: Feminist Research Alliance Workshop: "Inclusion of Pakistani Women in STEM: Enablers and Barriers," Ramla Karim Qureshi, MSc Civil Engineering, UB & Founder, Women Engineers Pakistan
12:00 - 1:30 p.m., 207 UB Commons (The Gender Institute), North Campus Free

The dearth of engineering talent is a major concern not just in Pakistan, but the world over. It is now imperative for the industry to rapidly attract more women into engineering to increase its talent pool. In Pakistan, women make up over half of the population. This ratio should ideally equate to fifty percent or more of engineers, designers, technologists, scientists and inventors. Unfortunately, the country faces a humongous gender gap. The Women Engineers Pakistan (WEP) believes that the prevalent lack of gender balance within Pakistani engineering sectors can be alleviated by the following initiatives:

1. Increasing representation of women in engineering by encouraging the notion of diversity.
2. Educating about career choices in engineering
3. Promoting liaison between Industry and student-bodies
4. Inspiring younger generations about engineering by highlighting success of women in Engineering & Technology.
5. Determining & advocating for the essential needs of women engineers in Pakistan
6. Featuring scholarships and awards pertinent to engineering on regular basis and
7. Engaging and activating Alumni connections to facilitate smoother graduate-to-employer correspondence.

This talk will be centered on the enablers and barriers faced in the path of including women in STEM fields and the best methods for conducting above mentioned methodologies.

Sponsored by the Feminist Research Alliance Workshop and the Gender Institute.  Lunch will be provided.


8. Tue. Apr 14: The Annual African American Studies Lecture:
"Health Activism in the African American Community in the Late 20th Century: The Experience of the Black Panther Party,"
Dr. Alondra Nelson, Columbia University Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies and Dean of the College of Social Science

More details TBA.

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1. Office of Global Health Initiatives Film Series

Each screening will be held in 111 Kimball Tower on UB South Campus from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. There will be 3 screenings of segments of the acclaimed documentary A Path Appears. This documentary follows Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn and actors and advocates to Colombia, Haiti, Kenya, and throughout the United States uncovering harsh forms of gender-based oppression and human rights violations, as well as effective solutions being implemented to combat them. The screenings will be followed by a Q & A discussion. Light refreshments provided.

New dates TBA.Themes of each segment include:
Sex Trafficking in the USA
Breaking the Cycle of Poverty
Violence and solutions


2. Beyond Boundaries: Dare to Be Diverse Film Screenings

All films will be screened at the Burchfield Penney Art Center, 1300 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo at 6:30 p.m.

Thur., February 12th: The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement (2012) and Far From Home (2005)
In this Oscar-nominated short film, 85 year old Alabama barber and civil rights veteran James Armstrong experiences the fulfillment of an unimaginable dream: the election of the first African-American president. Mr. Armstrong links the magnitude of the present paradigm shift with challenges he faced in the past: from his sons’ integration into an all white school to the Bloody Sunday march for voting rights.

Thur., March 12th: It Happened Here (2015)
WNY premiere of Emmy and Sundance award winning director Lisa F. Jackson's powerful new documentary exploring the nature and impact of sexual assault on college campuses.

Please note that filmmaker Lisa F. Jackson will be present for the WNY premiere of It Happened Here.

Thur., April 16th: Anita: Speaking Truth to Power (2014)
Academy Award-winning director Freida Mock's compelling new documentary about Anita Hill.


3. Reel-Queer Film Series

All performances in this series will be: 7:00 p.m., Hallwalls, 341 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202

Thurs., February 12th: Pride, (Matthew Warchus, 2014), about the "pits and perverts" Coalition building between the striking coal miners and the LGBT community in 1984 Wales

Thurs., March 12th: Club King, (Jon Bush, 2014), about Mario Diaz "the premier LGBT nightlife king"

Thurs., April 9th: Call Me Kuchu,(David Kato, 2012), about Ugandan activists and the country's excessive anti-homosexuality laws


4. Performances, Lectures, and Screenings in Media Art (PLASMA) Series:

Select Mondays, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in 112 CFA, UB Center for the Arts, North Campus FREE and open to the public.

February 16: Cory Arcangel– A Brooklyn, New York post-conceptual artist who makes work in many different media, including drawing, music, video, performance art, and video game modifications.

February 23: Ursula Biemann – Artist, writer, and video essayist. Biemann investigates global relations connecting a theoretical macro level with the micro perspective on political and cultural practices on the ground through multi-layered videos.

March 30: Geert Lovink – Founding director of the Institute of Network Cultures, whose goals are to explore, document and feed the potential for socio-economical change of the new media field through events, publications and open dialogue.

April 13: Caitlin Fisher – Tools, methodologies, future practices, AR poetics. Her research project is entitled "Augmented reality glass: sousveillance, wearable computing and new literary forms."

April 20: Gregory Ulmer – Theorist and writer whose Internet experiments are organized around the problematic of electronic monumentality – a long-term project concerned with the mutation of the public sphere in "electracy" and the consequences for American national identity.

Full details are available at PLASMA (http://mediastudy.buffalo.edu/plasma/plasma-2015/) where you will also find bios of guest artists, links to their own home pages, and updates.

Performances, Lectures, and Screenings in Media Art (PLASMA) is a new speakers series presented by the Department of Media Study and co-sponsored by the Department of English, the Department of Theater and Dance, the UB Technē Institute, and the UB Gender Institute.

Please visit our Web page for further details, links, resources from past PLASMA events, weather-related updates, and additional info. For additional info please contact: Chloe Higginbotham (chloehig@buffalo.edu)

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1. Fri. March 6: Politics of Gender & Justice: The Intersection of Identity & Disciplines
Conference date/location: Friday, April 24, 2015, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Merten Hall, 4441 George Mason Blvd, Fairfax, Virginia 22030

This one day conference, hosted by Women and Gender Studies at George Mason University, brings together scholars (including undergraduate and graduate students), policy makers, artists, and activists from the region to wrestle with ideas and strategies to move forward toward a just world in theory and practice. We welcome proposals for roundtable presentations, posters, art installations and workshops.

Proposals should include name, affiliation, e-mail address, title, a 250-word abstract, and a 1-2 page CV. Please send all materials by email to gmuwmst@gmail.com Put "Submission for Conference 2015” in the subject line of your message. Selected participants will be notified by March 18, 2015.

The conference is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided as well as a light breakfast and afternoon refreshments.

To register, click here​. For More Information: Conference Website Conference Facebook gmuwmst@gmail.com 703-993-2896.


2. Fri. Mar 13, 2015 Deadline: Living in Community: Changes and Continuing Challenges
Conference date/location: April 29-30, 2015, University at Buffalo

The Center for Disability Studies in collaboration with the Center For Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDEA), the Disability Education and Advocacy Network (DEAN), and the Museum of disABILITY History invites you to join us for an exciting conference at the University at Buffalo, SUNY, April 29-30, 2015.

The conference aims to bring together scholars, community members, students, and activists to address the theme “Living in Community: Changes and Continuing Challenges.” In addition to focusing on issues such as the built environment, product design, transportation, education and employment, we hope the conference will engage the ways in which people with disabilities define—and derive meaning and value from—the term “community.”

Individual as well as panel proposals are welcome. Submissions need not be formal. An e-mail briefly (200 words) explaining your proposal will suffice. We may ask for follow-up information. The conference organizers have funds to support travel, lodging, and a modest honorarium.

If you are interested, please e-mail your proposal to Program Committee Chair, Andrew Marcum at abmarcum@buffalo.edu by Friday, March 13, 2015. Proposals will be reviewed and participants will be notified of their acceptance no later than Monday, March 23, 2015.


3. Fri. Mar 13, 2015 Deadline: The Slavery Past, Present and Future Project: 1st Global Meeting Tuesday 7th July – Thursday 9th July 2015 Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

It is an unfortunate truth that slavery, in one form or another, exists in almost all human societies. The 2014 United States State Department’s Trafficking in Persons Report, for example, claims that virtually every country in the world is now a source, transit, or destination point for human trafficking, which it describes as a “modern form of slavery.”

Is slavery an inevitable part of the human condition? This conference will explore slavery in all its dimensions and, in particular, the ways in which we understand and attempt to respond to it.

The Steering Group welcomes the submission of proposals for short workshops, practitioner-based activities, performances, and pre-formed panels. We particularly welcome short film screenings; photographic essays; installations; interactive talks and alternative presentation styles that encourage engagement.

What to Send:

Proposals will also be considered on any related theme. 300 word proposals should be submitted by Friday, March 13, 2015. If a proposal is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper of no more than 3000 words should be submitted by Friday, May 22, 2015. Proposals should be submitted simultaneously to both Organising Chairs. For the complete CFP and submission information, click here:


Organising Chairs:

Karen E. Bravo: kbravo@iupui.edu

Kari Winter: kwinter2@buffalo.edu

The conference is part of the Probing the Boundaries domain which aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore innovative and challenging routes of intellectual and academic exploration.

Inter-Disciplinary.Net believes it is a mark of personal courtesy and professional respect to your colleagues that all delegates should attend for the full duration of the meeting. If you are unable to make this commitment, please do not submit an abstract for presentation.


4. Rolling Deadline: Journal of Research on Women and Gender, Texas State University

Texas State University JRWG Mission: Promote critical dialogue about experiences of women and persons of various gender identities in diverse cultural contexts. The Journal welcomes manuscripts that give voice to the unique and varied expressions of women and various genders. It is an interdisciplinary publication that welcomes qualitative research, pedagogical work and creative projects.

Interested in being a reviewer or submitting a manuscript? Register here: https://journals.tdl.org/jrwg/index.php/jrwg/user/register

For questions contact the editor: Dr. Audwin Anderson: AA04@txstate.edu, 512-245.2361

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1. Call for Participants in Research Study

Participants are needed for focus group interviews about media, activism, and celebrity that is currently being conducting in the Niagara Region. The purpose of this study is to gain greater insight into how cross-border audiences interpret celebrity activism in Canada and the U.S. Volunteers will take part in one interview in Buffalo or Saint Catharines that lasts approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour. Each participant will be entered in a drawing for a $25 gift card.

Please contact Dr. Spring Duvall at spring.duvall@salem.edu. This project is funded by Fulbright Canada and approved for Human Subjects research. About the researcher: Spring-Serenity Duvall is currently the Fulbright Visiting Chair in Transnational Studies at Brock University and an Assistant Professor of Communication at Salem College, NC.

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1. Gender Institute Faculty Research Grants

For information on the Gender Institute's research grants, fellowships, scholarships, and cosponsorships, click here:http://genderin.buffalo.edu/grants&fellowship


2. Deadline: March 16, 2015: Research Grants for Preventing Violence and Violence Related Injury

The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) is soliciting investigator-initiated research that will help expand and advance knowledge in three areas: 1) how best to disseminate, implement, and translate evidence-based primary prevention strategies, programs, and policies designed to reduce youth violence; 2) what works to prevent violence by rigorously evaluating primary prevention strategies, programs, and policies; and 3) research to determine ways to effectively prevent serious and lethal interpersonal or self-directed violence.

More information: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=RFA-CE-15-001


3. Deadline:  Mar 23, 2015:  Gender Institute Faculty Research and Curriculum Development Grants Award

The Gender Institute invites applications for our Faculty Research and Curriculum Development Grants Awards. The awards will be up to $2,000 to support UB faculty research or curriculum development. The grant can be used for archival research, data collection, fieldwork, research assistance, and other forms of research support and curriculum development that are allowable under UB guidelines.

Application deadline (updated): Monday, March 23, 2015 by midnight for awards in summer or fall 2015. Click here for application guidelines: http://genderin.buffalo.edu/grants&fellowships


4. Fisher Center Pre-Doctoral Fellowship: Gender, Climate, and the Anthropocene

Deadline: March 30, 2015

In keeping with the Fisher Center's mission of supporting research and dialogue about gender through curricular, programmatic, and scholarly projects, the Fisher Center Steering Committee announces a call for applications for our 2015-2016 Fisher Center Pre-doctoral Fellowship. They seek dissertation scholars and advanced candidates for the MFA whose work critically engages the terms of our theme, Gender, Climate, and the Anthropocene. They are especially interested in candidates who would contribute to the diversity of the campus.

For more information about applying please click the following link: http://www.hws.edu/offices/hr/employment/fac_2015_Fisher_Ctr_PreDoc_Fellowship.aspx


5. Funders for LGBTQ Issues

Deadline: Various

Funders for LGBTQ Issues seeks to mobilize philanthropic resources that enhance the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities, promote equity, and advance racial, economic and gender justice.

More information: http://www.lgbtfunders.org/seekers/community.cfm


6. Global Health Field Work Awards

Rolling Deadline

The Office of Global Health Initiatives offers Global Health Field Work Awards to students interested in implementing public health initiatives or to conduct research in resource-poor settings. $500 data-based projects and $2,500 international fieldwork projects are available. Applications are now accepted on a rolling basis. Apply now!

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Early Modern Research Workshop

Ecocritical Studies Research Workshop

Urban Image Research Workshop



ADVERTISE YOUR EVENT: If you are organizing an event related to women and/or gender that you would like the Gender Institute to help publicize, please send an email with the following information to Becky Burke (rburke2@buffalo.edu).

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Event listings will be updated once a week and we would appreciate receiving event information as far in advance as possible.